THE MERRETT HOME HARDWARE® BUILDING CENTRE SPORTS SCRAMBLE CONTEST (the “Contest”)
Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)
1. THE CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest entry period commences at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 7, 2016 and concludes at 4:59 p.m. ET on April 3, 2016 (the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to legal residents of Ontario, who, as at the start of the Contest Period, are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees, directors and officers, independent contractors, representatives and agents of 591987 B.C. Ltd. d.b.a. CHEX-TV (the “Station”), Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, and Corus Entertainment Inc. (collectively, the “Contest Sponsors”), any affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act) of the Contest Sponsors (the “Affiliates”), their respective parents, employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether legally related or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest or win any prize.
3. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
(i) Watch the Station’s 6:00 p.m. ET Newswatch Sports (the “Show”) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week from March 7, 2016 until March 30, 2016. The Show will provide scrambled letters that, when unscrambled will display the name of a Canadian born professional baseball player (the “Athlete”). Viewers will be asked to unscramble the letters to identify that Athlete each week. There will be one (1) correct answer per week.
(ii) To enter the Contest, viewers must drop off their completed ballots in person to Merrett Home Hardware (located at 1460 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2A2) during the Contest Period prior to 4:59 p.m. ET on the Sunday of each week noted above. No entries will be accepted at the Station’s studio or online.
(iii) A completed ballot will consist of: the entrant’s full name, city and province of residence, daytime and evening phone numbers and the correct answer to the scrambled sport name as outlined above. One (1) completed Contest ballot will constitute one (1) entry into the Contest. Failure to complete the ballot may result in disqualification to be determined in Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion
4. WINNER SELECTION
(i) On each of March 14, 2016, March 21, 2016, March 28, 2016 and April 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET, one (1) eligible entrant will be randomly selected as a potential winner of a Weekly Prize, from the pool of ballots received for that week prior to 4:59 p.m. ET on the preceding Sunday, as described below.
(ii) On April 4, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m. ET, following the draw of that week’s Weekly Prize winner, one (1) eligible entrant will be randomly selected from the pool of ballots received during the Contest Period as the potential winner of the Grand Prize, as described below.
Weekly Prize winners are eligible to win the Grand Prize.
Hereinafter, the Grand Prize and the Weekly Prizes may be referred to individually as a “Prize”, or collectively as “Prizes”, unless otherwise indicated.
Prize winners will be announced on-air on the Show on the day of the draw. Potential Prize winners will then be contacted by a representative of one of the Contest Sponsors within one (1) business day of the draw by telephone as provided by the entrant in their Contest entry ballots. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon placing a phone call. Potential Prize winners found to be ineligible, decline to accept a Prize or who are unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls) within three (3) business days of notification may be required to forfeit that Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
5. THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND WEEKLY PRIZE VALUE
There are four (4) of Weekly Prizes to be won. Each Weekly Prize consists of the following:
• One (1) $100 CND Merrett Home Hardware gift certificate (including taxes) Expires December 31, 2016
• One (1) $100 CDN Merrett Home Hardware tool rental gift certificate. Expires December 31, 2016
Only one (1) Weekly Prize will be awarded per household.
6. THE GRAND PRIZE AND GRAND PRIZE VALUE
There is one (1) of Grand Prize to be won. The Grand Prize consists of the following:
• One (1) $2,000 CDN Merrett Home Hardware gift certificate (including taxes). Expires December 31, 2016
7. DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING A PRIZE
Following confirmation as a Prize winner in accordance with the Contest Rules, selected entrants will be given instructions and a deadline as to how they must claim their Prize. Potential Prize winners who fail either to claim their Prize or to inform the Contest Sponsors of his/her inability to claim the Prize before the deadline, as instructed, may be required to forfeit their Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
8. PRIZE CONDITIONS
(i) All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Prize description, including but not limited to any excess costs beyond the value of the Prize (the “Expenses”) are the sole responsibility of the Prize winners. All Prize elements are subject to availability and substitution for a prize of equal or greater value, to be decided in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors. The Prize winners shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from the Contest Sponsors.
(ii) The terms by which the gift certificates may be redeemed are governed by the individual retailer. Neither the Station nor Corus Entertainment Inc. is responsible for administering or ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions relating to the gift certificates.
(iii) Gift certificates are only redeemable at Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre location.
9. ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
10. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
None of the Contest Sponsors makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of a Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. Prize winners understand and acknowledge that they may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsors should a Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to a Prize winner.
11. DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF THE PRIZE WINNERS
Before being awarded a Prize, each selected entrant must:
a) correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing mathematical question; and
b) sign a standard form Declaration and Release of Liability (the “Release Forms”) confirming that by entering the Contest:
he or she read, understood and accepted these Contest Rules;
that he or she understands that acceptance of a Prize may involve danger and/or exposure to risks and hazards of both man-made and natural origin, whether arising from foreseeable or unforeseeable human error and negligence, and that, as a result, he or she may suffer damage to personal property, serious personal injury, illness or even death;
that he or she nevertheless freely and voluntarily agrees and does hereby assume any and all risks of personal injury, illness, death arising out of or connected with his or her participation in the Contest and winning a Prize; and
that he or she releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the Contest Sponsors, the Affiliates, prize providers and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, representatives, licensors and agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a Prize, or in connection with participation in this Contest or a Contest-related activity, including, without limitation, any financial, legal or moral responsibility or loss or personal injury including death or damage to or loss of property suffered or incurred or arising from participating in the Contest or accepting a Prize, whether suffered by a Prize winner, or by his or her heirs, administrators, personal representatives or executors, and notwithstanding that such injuries or losses may have been caused solely or partly by any act, omission, negligence or gross negligence of any or all of the Releasees.
Release Forms will be emailed to potential winners at the email address provided on their Contest entry forms. Prizes will only be awarded upon (a) verification of the answer to the skill-testing question and (b) return of the fully executed Release Forms to the Prize winners. Failure to return a signed Release Form as instructed by the Contest Sponsors will result in disqualification.
12. PRIZE SUBSTITUTION
Prizes and prize portions are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify a Prize, or prize portion, with (a) prize(s) of equal or greater value for any reason. Should a Prize winner be unable to claim his/her Prize or prize portion as awarded, his/her rights to that Prize or prize portion may be required to forfeited and another entrant may be selected, to be decided in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.
Subject to applicable law, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend, terminate and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors. The Releasees are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply a Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorists acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labour or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, performers’ illness, injury or death, or any other cause beyond the Releasees’ sole control.
14. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
Subject to the terms contained in Section 16 below, all entries shall become the property of the Contest Sponsors and their advertising and promotional agencies. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the telephone network, on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
15. PUBLICITY RELEASE
By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his or her name, city of residence, photograph, voice, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, throughout the world, in all media, in perpetuity, by the Contest Sponsors, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any obligation, notice, payment or compensation. Such consent shall also be included in the Release Form that the Prize winners sign, as set out above.
16. CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing personal information including, but not limited to, name, address, city, email address, home and office telephone numbers (the “Registrant Information”), each Contest entrant grants permission to the Contest Sponsors to collect and use of the Registrant Information for the exclusive purpose of administering the Contest and selecting the Prize winners. No correspondence will take place between the Contest Sponsors and the entrants except in connection with the Contest and, in the case of a Prize winner, as a result of entering the Contest and winning a Prize. To review Contest Sponsors’ privacy policies, visit www.chextv.com and www.homehardware.ca/en/index/privacy.htm.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or Prizes. The Contest Sponsors further reserve the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Sponsors, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. The Contest Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of the Contest Sponsors and/or winning a prize(s) if, in the Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion, the Contest Sponsors determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Contest Sponsors representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that the Releasees shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the entrant for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entering the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of a Prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest-related or Prize-related activity. The Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the Releasees, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions that may cause damage to a user’s system or limit a potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
19. WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
The Contest Rules are available online at www.chextv.com and at the Station, 743 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 5K2.
20. COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
All entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
21. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations of Canada and of each province, territory and municipality of Canada, respectively.
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